What’s On in Surrey
Find out about entertainment events taking place in Surrey this week with this ever so handy What’s On guide.
Shrek the Musical
May 30 – June 10 / New Victoria Theatre, Woking
The big green ogre from the land of fairy tales and fantasy comes to Woking, Surrey this June to grace the New Victoria Theatre stage with a musical rendition of the eponymous hit movie, Shrek. Joined by a cast of familiar faces from lands of imagination, enjoy a trip to the theatre fit for the whole family.
For more information visit www.atgtickets.com
Vintage Poster Auction
June 1 / Ewbank’s Auction House, Woking
Mad about movies? Fanatical about film? For your chance to bid and win big on a piece of cinematic history, head along to Ewbank’s Auction House found on the outskirts of Woking for their Vintage Poster Auction this month. Discover memorabilia from blockbusters including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Westworld, Close Encounters and many more.
For more information visit www.ewbankauctions.co.uk
June 1 – June 9 / Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Mel Brooks’ Academy Award winning musical comedy, The Producers, comes to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre this June promising much laughter. Witness and watch on as a team of Hollywood creatives set out to produce “the worst musical ever written”, in the hope for a quick buck and even quicker getaway. Cue tap-dancing Nazi Stormtroopers and a host of hilarity.
For more information visit www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Hampton Court Palace Festival
June 5 – June 23 / Hampton Court Palace
Enjoy a mammoth month of music as the Hampton Court Palace Festival returns for a song-filled summer of fun. Enjoy concerts from the likes of Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, The Beach Boys, Gary Barlow and Tom Jones as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra close the month with a fanfare and fireworks.
For more information visit www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.com
Alter Ego Drama for Adults
June 5 / Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-On-Thames
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of make believe as you tap into your imagination and creativity through enjoyable drama games and exercises. Fun weekly sessions offer a relaxed and supportive environment in which to learn acting and performance skills, build your confidence and unleash your alter ego! New members can join at any stage of the term following a free taster session.
For more information visit www.riverhousebarn.co.uk
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
June 5 / Everyman Cinema, Esher
Presented by Classic Spring Theatre, Oscar Wilde’s riotous comedy, An Ideal Husband is beamed to cinemas throughout the country this June directly from the Vaudeville Theatre in London. Doused in political corruption, blackmail and dishonour, head for the Everyman Cinema in Esher for an evening of entertainment.
For more information visit www.everymancinema.com
Picasso: Paper & Clay Alter Ego Drama for Adults
June 6 / The Lightbox, Woking
Indulge your artistic side this June and head for The Lightbox in Woking for a very special exhibition celebrating the work of Pablo Picasso through paper and clay. Join a member of the Lightbox team for a guided tour and discover how the collection was curated.
For more information visit www.thelightbox.org.uk
300th Birthday Party
June 9 / Farnham Museum
Celebrations aplenty as Wilmer House in Farnham celebrates its 300th Birthday this June. Home to Farnham Museum, the Grade I listed building set in the heart of Farnham will hold a vintage themed party and fundraiser to celebrate this tercentennial achievement. From 6pm – 10pm expect BBQ, live music and cocktails.
For more information visit www.farnhammaltings.com
Robot Wars: Extreme Robots
June 9 – June 10 / Spectrum Leisure Centre, Guildford
For the ultimate in robot fighting entertainment, head to Guildford Spectrum for a weekend of maniacal mechanical machines. Equipped with all manner of arsenals to burn, cut and tear their opponents apart, the stars of Robot Wars leave the relative comfort of the television studio to go on an extreme tour across the country. Who will rise? Who will fall? Witness the carnage ensue before your very own eyes.
For more information visit www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk
June 12 – June 16 / G Live, Guildford
Roll up, roll up for a night of Cirque Berserk at G Live in Guildford this June. Performing the finest in traditional circus skills and thrills, Cirque Berserk celebrate the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus with a spectacular show created especially for the theatre. Witness mind bending artistry and showmanship as a talented international troupe of jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and performers gather together for a night to remember.
For more information visit www.glive.co.uk
June 12 / The Hand & Spear, Weybridge
The barometer of all knowledge, the ubiquitous pub quiz is in full effect at The Hand & Spear in Weybridge this June. Test your factual fettle against some of the finest minds in Weybridge and traverse your way through the typical topics expected on the night. Complete general knowledge, music and sport rounds as you contest to become crowned quiz night champions for the week. Early arrival is essential to guarantee a table with proceedings kicking off at 8.30pm sharp.
For more information visit www.handandspear.co.uk
The Art Parlour: A 1960s Drawing Experience
June 14 / The Boileroom, Guildford
For a night like no other, head for The Boileroom in Guildford for The Art Parlour: A 1960s Drawing Experience. Enjoy a multi-sensory life drawing session themed on the swinging sixties. Presented by the purveyors of all things burlesque and cabaret, Hundred Watt Club, enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and draw, sketch or paint gorgeous vintage styled model Athena Beauvoir, before a classic 007 inspired burlesque performance!
For more information visit www.theboileroom.net
GSC Present: Robin Hood
June 14 – June 30 / Racks Close, Guildford
The outstanding Guildford Shakespeare Company return to the outdoor environs of Racks Close in Guildford for their annual open air theatre production this June. Robber of the rich and giver to the poor, a certain Mr Robin Hood will be thrust into the limelight as he allays man’s fears proffered by the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham.
For more information visit www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk
Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri
June 15 / The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri descend upon the Electric Theatre in Guildford for an evening of acoustic performance. Celebrating 55 years in the industry, the Don’t Go Breaking My Heart singer has been touring with Carmelo for almost two decades as they preform stripped back classics to sing along to.
For more information visit www.electric.theatre
Guildford Beer Festival
June 15 – June 16 / Guildford Cricket Club
Taking place at Guildford Cricket Club, The Guildford Beer Festival returns this June. Enjoy a choice of over 80 different cask ales, craft beers on draught and ciders to sample. These are sourced from around 25 local independent and micro-breweries and cider makers including old favourites Hogs Back Brewery and Little Beer Corporation breweries.
For more information visit www.guildfordbeerfestival.co.uk
Guildford Gag House
June 16 / The Star, Guildford
Fancy some funny this month? Get your giggle on with a night of stand-up comedy and make your way to the Back Room of The Star Inn found on Guildford’s High Street for the monthly instalment of the Guildford Gag House. Headlined by Alistair Barrie with further acts announced closer to the time.
For more information visit www.guildfordfringe.com